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Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bourgogne Rouge 2020

Pinot Noir from Dezize-Lès-Maranges, Côte du Beaune, Burgundy, France


$69ea in any 3+
$66ea in any 6+
Closure: Cork


The 2019 was A delight to contemplate and an absolute pleasure to drink. Once again looking forward to ripping the lid of one of these.

“Deep purple black, surprisingly little nose. Juicy pure red fruit, classic rather than hot vintage fruit in the mouth and impressively concentrated, firmer structure than in 2019. Really long finish. I am rather impressed by this.” 

Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy 87-89 Points

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Bourgogne was drawn from three parcels: one-third comes from a parcel of old vines in the Hautes-Côtes; another third from vines in Maranges (villages level); and the remainder from a Bourgogne parcel on the edge of Puligny-Montrachet. The Puligny component brings perfume, the Maranges brings a depth of fruit, and the Hautes-Côtes brings structure and plenty of high-toned perfume. The age of these sites is seriously impressive for a red of this level, with 60-, 70- and 80-year-old vines contributing to the blend. Naturally fermented in concrete tanks with roughly 20% whole bunches, the 2020 Bourgogne Rouge was aged only in used barrels as Marc Bachelet felt the generous flesh of the vintage required no new oak.

  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • 50+ year old vines
  • The highest elevation vineyard in Maranges
  • 250-350m altitude
  • Red clay and chalk soil
  • 30% whole cluster
  • Indigenous yeast
  • Aged in 228L barrels (20% new)

“What can I say that I have not said before: This was a thrilling set of white and reds, the kind of wines where I want to order a couple of cases as soon as I have tasted it.”

 Neal Martin, Vinous

“This tasting was an absolute tour de force. It is no longer a secret that the Bachelet boys, Marc and Alexandre, are making great white wines, and have been for some time, but now the reds are of the same standard, albeit from slightly less famous appellations. Time to add some to your cellar!”

Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

About Domaine Bachelet-Monnot

Brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet might be young but they are quick studies. They started Domaine Bachelet-Monnot in 2005 from a combination of family vineyards and long term leases. Their grandfather founded Domaine Bernard Bachelet et Fils in Chassagne-Montrachet and their father made the wines there.

Given the combination of exceptional vineyards, an excellent vintage, and the brothers’ attention to detail in the vines and in the cellar, the first release of the domain’s Puligny wines garnered immediate recognition, locally as well as internationally. In the conservative world of Burgundy’s top communes, such rapid rise to prominence is as rare as it is telling. The brothers do the Côte de Beaune’s rising generation proud.

The domain farms just over twenty hectares (50 acres) of vines. It is a mix of family-owned vineyards and longterm leased vineyards. Marc and Alex’s grandfather was a vigneron and created Domaine Bernard Bachelet et Fils in Chassagne-Montrachet. Their father, Jean-François Bachelet, made wine for most of his professional life at this domaine.

Following his studies at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune, Marc did internships at Domaines Lucien Muzard in Santenay and Parent in Pommard, as well as stints in the southern Rhône and in Australia. After similar studies, his younger brother Alex did internships at Domaines Nouveau in the Hautes Côtes and Bouzereau in Meursault, as well as at Monteillet in Côte-Rôtie. Both boys worked five harvests at their father’s domain prior to embarking on Bachelet-Monnot.

The seat of the domain is the family homestead in Dezize-lès-Maranges, just southwest of Santenay. In the vineyards, no herbicide is used and the rows are plowed regularly to manage weeds, aerate the soil, and cut the horizontal roots to encourage deep growth. In the cellar, the percentage of new barrels used is roughly 25%; the wine is aged for twelve months before being racked into tank (or, in the case of the reds, concrete vats) for another six to eight months of ageing on the lees before bottling. This, to one degree or another, is the general pattern of élevage for all of the wines made here of both colors.

In the Vineyard

Well we have little info on this. We’ll have to judge by site, vine age and what’s in the glass!

In the Winery

In terms of the winemaking, for the whites, the grapes are crushed before pressing and the juice ferments wild without settling. Maturation is in 350-litre barrels, with between 15 and 25% new wood and the wines spend their second winter in tank before bottling. For the reds, again, new oak is used sparingly. As Jasper Morris notes in Inside Burgundy, there is “no more cold maceration, a bit less sulphur, shorter vatting time with a few whole bunches. In short, a relaxation of control in order to allow more expression.” Apart from the Clos de la Boutière and Santenay Vieilles Vignes (which were destemmed), all were fermented with between 15 and 30% whole bunches, depending on the terroir.

Of note here, on trend with the rest of Burgundy we are seeing larger oak being used. This has the impact of reducing the rate of oxidation in barrel and moderating the impact of any new barrels compared to using barriques of 228L. The decrease in surface area to volume effectively lowering the oak units imparted. Deep dive into oak use in wine in the Wine Bites Mag “Q&A with Paul: “How does the percentage of new oak affect wine?”.


The 2019 Vintage at Domaine Bachelet-Monnot

Where in the World is Domaine Bachelet-Monnot?

The Bachelet family Domaine is based in Dezize-lès-Maranges, southwest of Santenay at the southern tip of the Côte de Beaune. Domaine Bachelet-Monnot holds a suite of impressive vineyards in the Côte du Beaune.

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91-93 Points

“The 2020 Maranges La Fussière 1er Cru which contains slightly less whole bunch than the Village, has a more austere, well-defined, stony bouquet featuring dark berry fruit and touches of black tea. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit and slightly granular in texture, leading to a cohesive, sustained fnish. Very classy, and I reckon this should be quite approachable thanks to its pliancy.”

Neal Martin, Vinous

89-92 Points

“Almost black in the centre. Black cherry, very powerful indeed with some firm tannins and still very good acidity. Sterner and weightier, not for the ethereal minded. The wine had not yet been adjusted for sulphur and a second sample was fresher, though along similar lines.”

Jasper Morris

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Domaine Bachelet-Monnot, Grande Rue, Dezize-lès-Maranges, France

Côte du Beaune